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M1 taps on IDEMIA for 5G standalone SIM cards for telco subscribers

By Liu Hongzuo - on 18 Oct 2021, 1:38pm

M1 taps on IDEMIA for 5G standalone SIM cards for telco subscribers

Graphical representation of IDEMIA 5G SIM cards from its official Twitter account.

French-based technology company IDEMIA today (18 October 2021) announced that it’s providing 5G IMSI (International Mobile Subscriber Identity) encrypted SIM cards to M1. These SIM cards are the backbone to enabling 5G standalone (SA) connectivity to its 5G subscribers.

“M1 has been a frontrunner in Singapore’s 5G journey and was one of the first to embark on 5G trials. We are excited to be a part of their efforts to deliver a more seamless, secured, and efficient connectivity experience to subscribers through our 5G SA SIM cards, which have been specifically developed to meet growing 5G demand,” said Benson Yeo, Vice President of Mobile Operators, Asia Pacific, IDEMIA. 

According to IDEMIA, the 5G SA SIM cards offer temporary connection keys for seamless re-authentication of the network (in the event of a disruption), and IMSI encryption to help protect SIM card user data. With its 5G SA compatibility, the cards provide a combination of enhanced speed, security, and coverage to M1 5G users.

M1 previously launched its 5G SA network in late July 2021, with up to 50% islandwide coverage at its launch. The telco marketed its enhanced 5G connection as True 5G, with a free 5G SA SIM card already available upon signup.

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